Judy Niemack Performs Music From Her New CD “New York Stories” 9/25 Mezzrow 9/29 Jazz at KITANO 10/7 Jazz Forum

New York City is the center of many worlds, the jazz world being one of them. Musicians have always felt the pull of the Big Apple. The depth of talent, competition, and energy have made the City the epicenter of growth in the music. Vocalist Judy Niemack's improvisation teacher Warne Marsh told her that she had to go and, once she did, she never looked back.

Niemack's experiences, and friendships created, in New York have shaped her career and life. One of the most important friendships turned out to be that of the great pianist, composer and arranger Jim McNeely. Niemack's new recording with McNeely, New York Stories, shows the depth of their musical and personal affinity as they present pieces they arranged together over the years, and, finally, have recorded together, along with the Danish Radio Big Band.

Tuesday, September 25th
Sets 8:00 and 9:30 pm
Judy Niemack vocals/Sullivan Fortner piano/ Leon Parker, drums /Doug Weiss bass

Lauded as one of the top jazz pianists of his generation, Sullivan Fortner is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances. The winner of three prestigious awards – a Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, the 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association, and the 2016 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists – Sullivan's music embodies the essence of the blues and jazz as he connects music of all eras and genres through his improvisation. Judy and Sullivan met in Berlin and had an instant musical rapport. They will explore this in a evening of standards reinvented with drummer Leon Parker and bassist Doug Weiss.

Saturday, September 29th
Sets 8:00 and 10:00pm
Judy Niemack and Gil Goldstein in Duo
Jazz at KITANO
66 Park Avenue at 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Judy will debut her new duo with Gil Goldstein at the beautiful Kitano Jazz room. For nearly four decades, pianist/producer/arranger Gil Goldstein has drawn the musical blueprint for some of the most prominent artists in jazz –(Michael Brecker, Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spaulding, Gretchen Parlato) and in so doing, has become a highly influential figure in his own right. Gifted with an innate sense of compositional structure and harmonic balance, he has forged a diverse career that extends well beyond his own body of recorded work to include alternating turns as an insightful producer, a brilliant arranger and a prolific composer of more than a dozen film scores for the big and small screens. Judy and Gil fell in love with each others music and decided to create a unique duo with voice and accordion.

Sunday, October 7th
8:00-9:30pm (One set)

1 Dixon Ln,
Tarrytown, New York 10591

Judy Niemack will perform songs from her new release, "New York Stories" at the Jazz Forum with Jim McNeely, piano, Doug Weiss, bass and Leon Parker, drums.
"Jim McNeely, their pianist and composer-in-residence. A Chicago native best known for his association with Stan Getz, he has quietly become one of the sharpest composers on the scene. Touched by the far-reaching classicism of Gil Evans, a restless exploratory quality informs his pieces."Lloyd SachsChicago Sun-Times

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